This study is based on the original SeaWAS study developed and performed at Columbia University Medical Center (full details are available here). In this study, we want to perform the same analyses across multiple institutions throughout the United States of America and the world. We then hope to integrate the results to delve into the relationship between environment at birth (based on season and climate) and lifetime disease risk. We plan to use established climate models (we have some climatologist collaborators) to probe these aspects into more depth.
The code is already written and tested on the OMOP CDM v.4. Thorough testing on v.5 of the CDM has not been performed although the tables used in this study should not have changed across versions and we are in the process of performing more thorough testing on this.
Please provide any comments or suggestions. If you would like to join as a contributing investigator, contributing to the analysis and write-up of this work, please let me know.
I plan on discussing this project at the next OHDSI meeting on August 18th, 2015 to provide some more details and to answer any questions you may have.
And since this is OHDSI I feel compelled to say Bon Voyage!